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Deadline This Week for Emergency Grants to Connecticut Child Care Providers

  • Grant program to assist qualifying Connecticut child care programs deadlines on Dec. 10
  • Grants of $1,500 to $20,000 are available
  • Applicants must show good financial standing and agree to work with the Women’s Business Development Council on developing a 12-month action plan

A program to provide emergency relief to Connecticut child care providers deadlines this week, with grants of up to $20,000 available to qualified recipients .

The Women’s Business Development Council is partnering with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council to offer the grants. Applications must be received by Thursday, Dec. 10.

Grants of between $1,500 and $20,000 are available to qualified child care providers (including family child care homes, group homes, and child care centers) licensed by the OEC that have suffered severe revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are designed to cover immediate business expenses for child care providers that are in jeopardy of closing within 60 days.

Applicants must meet a variety of requirements, such as being an operational provider as of January 2020 and having an enrollment of at least 80 percent in the first two months of the year. Applicants must also have an established method for tracking their income and expenses. Programs serving infants and toddlers, those receiving Care4Kids, and those that are NAEYC or NAFCC accredited are considered priority applicants.

All applicants must provide a 2019 tax return, letter of good standing from the Connecticut Department of Revenue, and other evidence that they are in good financial standing. They must also agree to a virtual business health assessment from the WBDC, work with the organization on developing a 12-month action plan, and regularly share financial information.

More information on the grant program can be found here.

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